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MEDIA ADVISORY

Judicial Branch, State of New Hampshire

 
For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2015
   

Judge issues media rules for trial and jury view in State v. Owen Labrie


CONCORD, NH - Presiding Justice Larry M. Smukler issued the following rules today for all media planning to participate in the upcoming trial of State v. Owen Labrie. The indictments in the case are also attached.

TRIAL

Court: Merrimack County Superior Court, 163 N. Main Street, Concord
Opening Statements:: Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00am
Media Notes: The trial is pooled. TV: WMUR-TV at 603-641-9000
Still: Associated Press at 603-224-3327
WMUR will provided real time video at its truck for the pool

 

NO PORTION OF THE TRIAL MAY BE STREAMED OR BROADCAST LIVE

JURY VIEW

Date:  Tuesday, August 18 (rain or shine)
Start Time 11:00am (time may be adjusted to accommodate motion hearings)
Location: St. Paul's School, 325 Pleasant Street, Concord
Media have reserved parking in the lot behind a red barn.
Security will direct media to location.
One Stop: Lindsay Center for Mathematics and Science
Two areas will be reserved for media (1) across the street from Lindsay and (2) near the front door.

Media Notes:

  • The jury view is an extension of the court room and trial.  As such, Judge Smukler is in charge of the proceeding. The media are reminded that the St. Paul’s campus is private property.
  • The view is open to all media - there is no pool.
  • Media must remain in the area designated for the view.
  • Photographs and video of the jury are prohibited.
  • Members of the media may not speak to the judge or jurors.
  • Merrimack County Deputies and St. Paul’s security personnel will accompany the judge and jury. Media are asked to respect any directions given to them by either group.
  • The court’s Public Information Officer, Carole Alfano, will be in attendance to handle all media inquiries.


  

Contact:
Carole Alfano
Public Information Officer
calfano@courts.state.nh.us
603-271-2646 ext 0243

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